New Mexico

Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School

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Founded in 1997, the Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School aims to create a dynamic learning environment in which community members not only learn and teach, but are able to actively contribute to the success of their nations. Four themes guide the Institute’s work: leadership, community service, public policy, and critical thinking. These themes are realized through the Institute’s four programs: Community Institutes, a Summer Policy Academy, High School Symposia, and Enrichment Opportunities.

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"Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School." Honoring Nations: 2010 Honoree. Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2011. Report.

Protecting the Fish and Eating Them, Too: Impacts of the Endangered Species Act on Tribal Water Use

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The scarcity of water in the American West and the increased demands for the resource have created much tension of late between tribes, endangered species advocates, and the holders of water rights granted by the states for non-native consumptive uses. The over-allocation of water by state governments is increasingly at odds with both habitat preservation of endangered aquatic species and tribes' exercising their water rights for consumptive uses.

As tribes actively quantify their water rights and pursue development projects that enable them to use the water, they are faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem: how can tribes promote future economic development and at the same time ensure the protection of species under the Endangered Species Act in the face of federal consumptive-water-use restrictions?

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Lester, Lauren. "Protecting the Fish and Eating Them, Too: Impacts of the Endangered Species Act on Tribal Water Use." Udall Center Publications. Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, The University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. 2006. Book.